Thus she revenged herself on them both to her heart's content.
She made me swear not to rest till we had revenged her on Dudgeon.
No man ever offended his own conscience, but first or last it was revenged upon him for it.
They revenged themselves thus on all the centurions but one.
At last she was revenged for that hiding she had received at the wash-house, and which she had never forgotten.
How bitterly I hate that man—how I long to be revenged upon him.
Captain: And would n't run till his death 's revenged and him layin' peaceful in his coffin.
When he urges her to revenge, she asks, with all the simplicity of virtue, "How should I be revenged?"
In a note written the same evening she revenged herself in a very delicate way.
I know that he is only waiting his opportunity to be revenged upon me.
late 14c., from Old French revengier, variant of revenchier "take revenge, avenge" (13c., Modern French revancher), from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + vengier "take revenge," from Latin vindicare "to lay claim to, avenge, punish" (see vindicate).
To avenge is "to get revenge" or "to take vengeance"; it suggests the administration of just punishment for a criminal or immoral act. Revenge seems to stress the idea of retaliation a bit more strongly and implies real hatred as its motivation. ["The Columbia Guide to Standard American English," 1993]
1540s, from Middle French revenge, back-formation from revengier (see revenge (v.)).